Patents by Inventor Michael R. Hess

Michael R. Hess has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11678876
    Abstract: A method for deforming a staple comprising a base, a first staple leg, and a second staple leg, wherein the base, the first staple leg, and the second staple leg are positioned within a common plane prior to being deformed, the method comprising positioning the first staple leg within a first cup of a staple pocket, the first cup comprising a first inner surface, applying a first compressive force to the first staple leg to bend the first staple leg toward the base and the second staple leg, contacting the first inner surface with the end of the first staple leg to bend the end of the first staple leg toward a first side of the base, and deforming the first staple leg such that the end of the first staple leg crosses a mid-line of the staple defined between the first staple leg and the second staple leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hess, Jerome R. Morgan, William B. Weisenburgh, II, James W. Voegele, Mark S. Ortiz, Michael J. Stokes, Carl J. Shurtleff, Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Jeffrey S. Swayze
  • Patent number: 11656838
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an electronic device receives, via one or more input devices, an input corresponding to a request to display a user interface associated with a first respective content mix, wherein the first respective content mix is associated with a first respective time period. In some embodiments in response to receiving the input corresponding to the request to display the user interface associated with the first respective content mix, the electronic device displays, via a display, the user interface. In some embodiments, the user interface includes a plurality of representations of content items including visual indications of amounts of consumption, of a first consumption metric type, by a user during the first respective time period, and a plurality of representations of content creators including visual indications of consumption, of a second consumption metric type, by the user during the first respective time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tiffany S. Reese, Arvind S. Shenoy, David J. Davis, Evan Mills, Sebastien P. Sahuc, Uli M. Schöberl, Benjamin B. Bours, Eric R. Seshens, Jason M. Hess, Drew R. Domm, Alexander B. Grossman, Phillip A. Vasquez, Fredric R. Vinna, Agnes Won, Michael Zarcone
  • Publication number: 20110192882
    Abstract: A surgical staple including features which can reduce bleeding from soft tissue. In various embodiments, the surgical staple can include at least one deformable member which can puncture a hole in soft tissue as it is inserted therethrough. The deformable member can include a material thereon, or can be comprised of a material, which can expand and substantially fill the puncture hole in the soft tissue. In various embodiments, at least a portion of the deformable member can be coated with a hydrophilic material which can expand when exposed to water, or other bodily fluids, and apply a compression force to the perimeter of the puncture hole. Such a compression force can reduce bleeding from the puncture hole and thereby reduce any potential complications resulting therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: August 11, 2011
    Applicant: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. Hess, William B. Weisenburgh, II, James W. Voegele, Jerome R. Morgan, Michael A. Murray, Thomas W. Huitema, Binoy K. Bordoloi
  • Patent number: 4054797
    Abstract: A series-parallel scan, IR, focal plane array which uses small InSb CID mles. The CID is used to premultiplex photocurrent through a preamplifier before the photosignal is introduced into a Si CCD TDI signal processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1976
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1977
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: A. Fenner Milton, Michael R. Hess